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Title: Un trattato bizantino di omoplatoscopia (Atheniensis, Bibliotheca Nationalis 1493, ff. 155v-159r)
Author(s): COSTANZA, Salvatore
Volume: 82 Date: 2012
In the Late Byzantine period particular attention was paid to various kinds of foreseeing the future. That is why so many treatises on divination have been copied and transmitted to us – among other things the handbooks on divining from a lamb’s shoulder blade. This method originally goes back to a foreign tradition. We present the edition of an anonymous treatise in Ms. Atheniensis, Bibliotheca Nationalis 1493, which is ascribed to Turkish wisdom. We subsequently make a comparison with Psellus’ contribution on omoplatomancy.